A recent Washington Post poll has shown that Americans are sharply divided over the prospect of using a contact tracing app to track whether they had been put at risk of infection.
Results of the poll were published this week, in which 1,008 adults were surveyed at random over the phone.
They were asked questions about how they rated the response of President Trump and their state governor to the virus, as well as whether they were worried about being infected by the virus. (If you’re interested, 60% said they were either ‘somewhat’ or ‘very’ worried.
One of the possible solutions to the pandemic is the use of contact tracing, whereby smartphones are used to determine if you’ve been in contact with someone who may have had COVID-19. Participants were asked:
Apple and Google have proposed creating a smartphone app that would tell users whether they have been physically close to…